then Sangers it is
then Sangers it is
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
Keeping aside - who would make the better No.3 as a pure batsman? Sangakkara or Dravid?
I am often asked who was the best, fastest or toughest bowler I ever faced and I quite enjoy giving different answers every time. Well, it keeps me amused anyway –but the underlying point is that one could revise this whole list on a daily basis and never really be right and never really be wrong - DAVID GOWER
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Looks like really a tough choice between Sanga and Dravid. I think somehow both should be included in Asia XI, therefore I stand firmly on my chosen XI.
Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.
Sanga still has a few years left in him so he can definitely end up better, but right now, imo Dravid quite easily
Last edited by Satyanash89; 31-10-2012 at 01:17 AM.
Dravid is the better batsman, especially at 3, and Sangakkara, while not quite as good as Gilly was, was a more than competent keeper.
Vijay Merchant / Virender Sehwag
Kumar Sangakkara +
Last edited by kyear2; 31-10-2012 at 09:27 AM.
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
From 1965 to 1975 Engineer's most common batting position was opener, and he averaged 33.
In four of those years he averaged more than 40 runs against good opposition. Therefore, we can safely say that in the safe haven of No.7 he would have averaged about the same as Sangakkara did while keeping.
Therefore - Probable similar average, attacking batsman, and a better keeper by most accounts - Engineer over Sangakkara for me. But I would still want Sangakkara in the team as the best No.3 batsman.
Last edited by watson; 31-10-2012 at 02:42 PM.
1 Sunil Gavaskar
2 Matthew Hayden
3 Viv Richards
4 Sachin Tendulkar
5 Rahul Dravid
6 Brian Lara
7 M S Dhoni
8 Anil Kumble
9 Curtly Ambrose
10 Joel Garner
Would be even stranger than Jager's if it is.
If it's a personal favourite XI - which it surely must be as it's obviously not a greatest XI - then he's at liberty to choose whoever he likes.